A Day in The Life of Retirement Living

An imagined day at McCrite Plaza Retirement Community When Seniors choose to transition into a retirement community, they’re opening a new chapter of their lives, one brimming with freedom and flexibility. Retirement living isn’t a phase of minimal activities but a period where you can dictate how to spend your days. A mere glance at… Continue reading A Day in The Life of Retirement Living

The Twin Dangers That Face Seniors

Boredom and Loneliness As we journey through life, the need for companionship and engagement remains a fundamental aspect of our well-being. However, loneliness and boredom can become persistent challenges for many older individuals, especially those living alone at home without the ability to drive.  Although the desire to age in place may be strong, and… Continue reading The Twin Dangers That Face Seniors

Embrace the Change 

Why Spring is Ideal for Transitioning to Retirement Living Communities When considering the optimal time for seniors to transition into retirement living communities, the spring season emerges as a clear frontrunner. When you live in the Midwest, you certainly experience four glorious seasons. Coming out of winter is the reason enough to celebrate spring. But… Continue reading Embrace the Change 

Right Place, Right Time

What does it mean to age in place? The concept of Aging in Place is constantly in today’s media. Rarely do we think about what that really means. The first and obvious question is, “Age in what place?” the space one lives in may or may not be suitable for the long term. Do you… Continue reading Right Place, Right Time

Where Do I Start Looking For Retirement Living For My Mom?

(This article is written with a simple question about looking for your mom, but it can be used for information concerning any family member or friend who needs assistance with research for retirement living.)  The most crucial step is to involve your mother in the decision-making process. Open and candid conversations are so meaningful to… Continue reading Where Do I Start Looking For Retirement Living For My Mom?

Caregiver Burnout

Caring for a loved one can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life, but it can also be incredibly demanding and stressful. Many caregivers find themselves in a constant balancing act, juggling the needs of their loved ones with their own responsibilities and well-being. Over time, this relentless stress can take its toll,… Continue reading Caregiver Burnout

How Do You Know When It’s Time To Move Out Of Your Home?

40-60% Of New Move-Ins Say They Wish They Had Done It Sooner. When new residents are interviewed after moving to Senior Living, a common response is that they wish they had done it sooner. It is a huge job to go through the downsizing experience. It takes planning and lots of hands-on work, but there… Continue reading How Do You Know When It’s Time To Move Out Of Your Home?

Killing the Stigma

Where and how did the Nursing Home stigma begin? The definition of stigma is “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.” For many years, that would describe the general public opinion of nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities as they are now often called. Over the decades of transformation of… Continue reading Killing the Stigma

Best of Recognition for Retirement Living in Kansas City

When McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff opened in 2013, it was immediately recognized as a Best Of Retirement Community. When the building was finished in 2014, the McCrite family invited the entire community to come and see this beautiful new establishment. Ribbon cuttings and invitations to open houses brought thousands of people to tour and see… Continue reading Best of Recognition for Retirement Living in Kansas City

What Retirement Community is Best in Topeka, KS?

Curious people want to know – what retirement community is best in Topeka. Annually, the Topeka Capital-Journal sponsors the Best of Topeka contest for the community. It is an opportunity for people to weigh in with their opinions about all kinds of businesses. People can vote their favorite on everything from restaurants, car washes, physicians,… Continue reading What Retirement Community is Best in Topeka, KS?